Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 150 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices. Our core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and partnerships with our client communities.
CLA seeks an attorney to assist veterans with a range of civil legal issues. The focus of the attorney’s work will be on housing, including representing tenants in eviction cases and assisting tenants facing denials or terminations from public and subsidized housing programs. The attorney may also assist clients with family law issues, income support, and discharge status upgrades. In addition to representing individual clients, the attorney will engage in extensive community outreach and education and will work closely with community partners. The attorney will be based in CLA’s Springfield office.
QUALIFICATIONS: Law students currently in their third year of law school, recent law school graduates, and more experienced attorneys are eligible to apply. Top candidates will have prior experience working with veterans, providing legal representation to tenants, and conducting community outreach. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills required.
COMPENSATION: The starting salary for this position is $65,500, which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on experience. CLA offers a very generous benefits package that includes 401(k) with employer-paid contribution; low-cost health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents; malpractice insurance; paid leave (4 weeks vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays); and relocation stipend.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online on our website. Alternatively, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 370 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to